Bicycle Basket

If you have a bike, you need this crochet basket. If you don’t have a bike, go get one right now so you have a place to put this basket. Hemp twine stands up the the elements, and the stripes and crochet flower invite you to play.


Designer: Brenda K.B. Anderson

Finished Size: 12½” long, 6½” wide, 9″ tall.

Yarn: American Hemp Hemp Twine 20 lb test strength (1 mm) (100 % hemp fiber; 430 feet (130 m)/3½ oz [100 g]): 4 balls green (MC), 3 balls white (CC1), 1 ball yellow (CC2), 1 ball orange (CC3). Twine distributed by Hemp Traders.

Hook Size: B/1 (2.25 mm). Metal hook recommended for sturdiness. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: 12 st markers (m); two 13¼” × 22″ sheets of plastic canvas (used to stabilize top edge and bottom of basket. Make sure that holes in mesh are large enough to insert hook into); large-head sewing pins; metal yarn needle; two 1 5⁄8″ center-bar buckles.

Gauge: 19 sts and 21 rows = 4″ in sc.


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